- Special Local Newsmaker: Disclosure of Simon Court Transcripts
Bill Simon-s campaign for Governor of California was severely jolted this week when the company he co-founded was found guilty of civil fraud and assessed $ 78 million in damages. In May, Simon took time off from campaign trail to give a deposition. Michael Finnegan, who is following the story for the Los Angeles Times, says that the transcripts reveal a great deal about Simon-s laissez-faire management style.
- Newsmaker: Iraq Makes Overtures to UN
As Iraq begins hinting that it might allow United Nations weapons inspections again, there are reports that the Bush administration is reviving a theory about Iraq-s possible connection to September 11, a theory doubted by the FBI and the CIA. Eric Pooley, National Editor for Time magazine, looks at the administration-s motivation, the war between the White House and the Pentagon, and skepticism over Iraq-s offer.
- Reporter's Notebook: Disney Concerned as Pooh Lady Continues Her Fight
Written in 1926, Winnie the Pooh was animated by Disney in 1961. While the animals in the 100-acre wood earn Disney a billion dollars a year, an 80-year-old grandmother who calls herself the Pooh Lady says she-s not getting her share of the action. Who is she? Why is Disney warning stockholders about her claims? Amy Wallace detailed the saga for Los Angeles magazine in -Lawyers, Tiggers & Bears, Oh My!-
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